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Ajmer Tourism Guide

Must VisitAjmer Sharief Dargah, Adhai-din-ka Jhonpra, Ana Sagar, Brahma Temple Pushkar
ClimateThe average temperature in summers is quite high (from April to June), the maximum is around 45 deg C. The winters in Ajmer stretch from November to February and are quite chilly.
Ideal TimeOctober to March is the ideal time to visit Ajmer
LanguagesHindi, Rajasthani, Urdu and Sindhi
FestivalsId, Muharram, Urs Festival, Pushkar Camel Fair
Ajmer STD Code0145

Raja Ajay Pal Chauhan built the city of Ajmer in the seventh Century. Till the 12th Century, this city remained the main center of the Chauhan dynasty. Thereafter, the city was taken over by Mohammed Ghauri. Afterwards, Ajmer served as the abode of the Mughal emperors also. Later, the Scindias ruled over the city in the 19th Century, before handing it over to the British. Read on this Ajmer City Guide to further explore this holy city:

The city of Ajmer Sharif in Rajasthan, India lies to the south west of Jaipur. Ajmer travel & tourism is mostly famous as a pilgrimage. Both Hindus as well as Muslims look upon this city with great reverence. The most famous pilgrim center in the city is the Dargah (memorial) of the great Sufi saint Khwaja Moin-ud-din Chisti. He came from Persia and spent his whole life to improve the lives of the destitute and downtrodden communities.

Another thing the city is famous for is its esteemed and highly impressive Mayo College, exclusively for boys. The school was set up by the British, during their rule over India. Other attractions of the city include the massive Taragarh Fort, Adhai-Din Ka Jhonpra (an old mosque built in 2.5 days only), the picturesque Ana Sagar Lake, etc. Ajmer also serves as the station for those visiting Pushkar housing the only temple of Lord Brahma in India. In brief, we can say that Ajmer is a city rich in culture and tradition.

Tourist Attractions of Ajmer
Ajmer Sightseeing includes its fort and other monuments that are quite famous throughout the state of Rajasthan. They are examples of the magnificent architecture for which the state of Rajasthan is renowned throughout the world. Apart from that, there are a number of other places to visit in Ajmer. Some of the prime tourist attractions of Ajmer include:

Dargah Sharif
The most famous tourist attraction of Ajmer is the Dargah Sharif (Holy Dargah). The Dargah entombs the Sufi Saint, Khwaja Moin-ud-din Chisti. Ajmer Tourism GuideThe Khwaja came from Persia and committed his whole life towards the betterment of the destitute and oppressed. It is one of the most revered Muslim shrines in the country. The tomb of the Khwaja is made up of marble and is surrounded by a silver railing and a marble screen.

Nasiyan (Red) Temple
The Nasiyan temple, also known as the Red temple, is a temple of the Digambar Jains. The double story hall of the temple exhibits a number of gold plated wooden figures. These figures are a portrayal of Jain mythology legends. Adorning the hall are glass mosaic, precious stones, gold and silver work, etc.

Ana Sagar Lake
Named after Anaji Chauhan (grandfather of Prithvi Raj Chauhan), Ana Sagar Lake is an artificial lake. This scenic lake is located to the north of Ajmer. Surrounding the lake is Bardari (marble pavilion) built by Emperor Shahjahan. Also, there are Daulat Bagh Gardens next to the lake, set up Emperor Jehangir.

Taragarh Fort
Taragarh Fort is one of the famous forts of Rajasthan. Built in 1345, the fort has six gates. The fort also houses huge reservoirs of solid rock, and one of the largest battlefields, Bhim Burj. The Dargah of Miran Saheb, the governor of the fort who sacrificed his life in a war, is also situated inside the fort.

Adhai-Din Ka Jhonpra
An epitome of Indo - Islamic architecture, Adhai-Din Ka Jhonpra is an old mosque. It is believed that the mosque was built in two and a-half days (Adhai-Din). This led to the name of the mosque as Adhai-Din Ka Jhonpra. The front screen wall of the mosque consists of seven pointed arches. The mosque has a striking tower inside it that is used by the Muezzin to chant prayers.

Shopping in Ajmer
Just like any other city in Rajasthan, Ajmer is also a shopper's paradise. There are numerous items in Ajmer that you will find worth buying. The most famous shopping items of Ajmer include:
  • Antiques
  • Ornaments
  • Gold and silver jewelry in contemporary designs
  • Bandhini (colorful tie-and-dye Saris)
  • Embroidered Jodhpuri Jutis (footwear)
  • Ittar (a special form of local perfume)
Out of the many Ajmer shopping destination, the most famous one is the annual Urs Fair. This fair will provide you with some traditional and colorful designs of Ajmer folk artisans like clothes and other items from Tilonia village. You will also find Kishangarh miniature paintings, along with an array of wood crafted products. Read on this Ajmer Shopping Guide to know more about Shopping in Ajmer:

There are a number of other shopping places in Ajmer, Rajasthan. One of them is the Ajaymeru Udyog Crafts Mela. Here you will find typical Rajasthani items of home decor items, silver souvenirs, bangles, hand embroidered cloth bags, leather belts, woodcrafts, etc. Then, there is the Pushkar Fair, near Ajmer, where you can buy many handicraft items at reasonable prices.

Ajmer Weather
Ajmer weather is a typical desert type. In the summer time, the climate of Ajmer is very hot and in winters, it is quite cool. Both in summers as well as in winters, there is a wide difference in the day and night temperature. Regarding the average temperature in summers (from April to June), the maximum is around 45° C. The winters in Ajmer stretch from November to February. The winters of Ajmer are quite chilly. In the monsoon season, the first rain covers the city in green. All the small mountains of the city start becoming green with the first drop of rain. The climatic conditions of Ajmer, Rajasthan are the best during the period of October to March, making it the ideal time to visit the city.

How to Reach Ajmer
Ajmer is an important tourist town of Rajasthan. Ajmer is located in the central part of Rajasthan, India. The Ajmer town is well known for the Dargah of Sufi saint, Khwaja Muinuddin Chisti and the Pushkar town, famous for the Brahma temple and the Pushkar Camel fair.

By Air
The nearest airport is Jaipur, which is 135kms away from Ajmer city.

By Train
Ajmer is located on the Delhi-Jaipur-Marwar-Ahmedabad-Mumbai line of the Indian Railways and most trains have stoppage at Ajmer.

By Road
Ajmer is connected by bus with cities like Jaipur, N Delhi, Agra, Aligarh, Bikaner, Abu road, Chittaurgarh Haridwar, Jodhpur, Nagaur and Jaisalmer.

Ajmer Excursions
Ajmer excursions consist of some of the finest places near the city. Excursions around Ajmer, Rajasthan are a must see for those visiting the city. Some of the famous places to visit around Ajmer are:

One of the chief and significant pilgrimages of the Hindus, Pushkar, lies 11 km from Ajmer. The city of Pushkar is home to the only temple of Lord Brahma (the Creator of the World) in India. Legend has it that Pushkar is the abode of Lord Brahma. It is believed that the scenic lake of Pushkar Lake was created when a lotus fell from the hands of Brahma in the city of Pushkar. A dip in the holy waters of the lake on Kartik Poornima is believed to be equal to performing yagnas for several hundred years.

Foy Sagar Lake
Located 5 km from the city of Ajmer is the Foy Sagar Lake. It is a picturesque artificial lake named after the engineer Foy who developed it under a famine relief project.

Situated 27 km from Ajmer is the city of Kishangarh. This city was founded by a Kishan Singh, a Rathore prince. The city houses one of the most famous schools of miniature paintings. In the present times, the city is regarded as a rich storehouse of marbles and textiles. Other main attractions of Kishangarh are its Fort and the magnificent Phool Mahal.

Roopangarh Fort
Maharaja Roop Singh of Kishangarh constructed the Roopangarh fort in the year 1648, mainly for security reasons. The fort is situated near the city of Kishangarh. The main attractions of the fort consist of its medieval stone granaries, royal armories, jails and daunting battlements. The fort has now been converted into a heritage hotel.

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